Who Is Paul Smith?
Editor / Producer / Filmmaker
Paul Smith is an editor, producer, and filmmaker. With nearly a decade of experience, working a variety of positions across the entertainment industry, (Camera Operator, Production Coordinator, Prop Master, Art Director, Grip…) Paul has quickly acquired an extensive knowledge of the filmmaking process – from the big picture to the smallest detail.
His work has been featured on The History Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC Sports, TruTV, and online at Cracked.com and FunnyorDie.com
Having settled in primarily as an editor, Paul is constantly sharpening his skills in post-production, comedic timing, and the art of crafting a compelling story. He is currently in the final post-production stages of a feature documentary, Carrying the Game, of which he is also a co-producer, as well as editing on a freelance basis with Cracked.com and Fine Bros Entertainment, where his videos have hit 3 million+ views.
What I've Been Up To
Fish Mavericks – Assistant Editor May 2014 – August 2014 ; contracted through Gurney Productions
Top Mop (Web series; Funny or Die) – Production Manager July 2014
We’re All Terrible People (Cracked.com) – Editor April 2014
Today’s Topic: 5 Game of Thrones Plot Lines Ripped Out of History (Cracked.com) – Editor April 2014
Cracked.com T-Shirt Promos – Editor March 2014
Daughters of the Law (Pilot) – Assistant Editor December 2013 – January 2014 ; contracted through Gurney Productions
Ghosts In the Hood (Pilot) – Assistant Editor October 2013 – November 2013 ; contracted through Gurney Productions
“After Hours: The Truth ‘The Matrix’ Reveals About Humanity” – Production Designer August 2013 – aired on cracked.com
“After Hours: 4 Disney Villains Who Were Right All Along” – Production Designer August 2013 – aired on cracked.com
Target/Pinterest Ad (Online Campaign) – Production Coordinator June 2013 ; contracted through Production for the People
Tanqueray Ad (Online Campaign) – Production Coordinator June 2013 ; contracted through Production for the People
Cracked.com Writer’s Room: “The Purge” – Grip May 2013
2012 & earlier
Operation Repo – Field Producer July 2011 – June 2013
Morgue Short (Untitled Independent Short Film) – Art Director, Set Designer, Prop Master September 2012 – October 2012
Microlending Film: A Documentary About Enterprising Women – Assistant Editor May 2010 – September 2010
Gangland (History Channel) – Junior/Assistant Editor August 2009 – July 2010
Demo Reels / Work Samples
Cracked.com has literally hundreds of videos on their site, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite edits to direct you straight to the episodes cut by yours truly!
In 2013 I produced, shot, and edited a brand promo video for Fin Sur Fin, a surf-lifestyle clothing company based in Los Angeles, CA.
Get In Touch
Whether you’re interested in hiring me, learning more about my work or chatting about a new project, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to use the form or connect with me via one of the methods listed here.